Airtel Uganda has today handed over Ramadhan gifts to the Muslim community at both Kibuli mosque and hospital to assist them to prepare for Iftar during this Holy Month.
While handing over gifts which included cooking oil, soap, race, sugar, grapes, wheat and sodas to Executive Imam Sheik Mutyaba Abdul Salam, the Airtel sales and distribution director Ali Balunywa said it’s the company’s policy to reach out to the community they operate in and carrying out a very important pillar of Islam – giving alms.
Through this initiative, we are keeping with the traditions of this holy month and staying connected to our customers,” commented Balunywa.
“Today we started from Kibuli and shall visit different communities and mosques in 19 districts.”
These include Kampala, Masaka, Mbale, Mbarara, Lira, Kamuli, Fortportal, Gulu, Iganga, Hoima, Jinja, Arua, Tororo, Kabale among others.
Sheik Mutyaba thanked the communications company for their continuous support to Muslims especially during the month of Ramadhan.
“Today I would like to thank our friends from Airtel Uganda for their persistent support. This is not the first time, they have always been doing this and we are really grateful for their generous heart. When you feed the poor, Allah is always grateful too and may He reward you abundantly,” said Mutyaba.
From the Mosque they proceeded to the hospital where over 70 patients and nurses received gifts.
Sister Rashidah Nabukalu, the Principal Nursing Officer from Kibuli hospital who received the donations on behalf of the hospital encouraged Ugandans to emulate such acts of selflessness especially during this holy month.